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website, aljazeera.com/consider this, or on our facebook or google plus pages. we'll see you next time. ♪ john calipari >> good evening, everyone. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler in new york. >> tense truce - the deadly protest in ukraine and what could be the defines moment in the crisis? >> preyed upon - hundreds of female inmates allegedly sexually abused by guards in one prison. now the justice department is stepping. >> softdrink safety - the consumer report warning linking cancers to popular combas
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>> surfs up - 50 foot waves in hawaii are causing cheers - and concerns. >> we begin with the crisis in the ukraine. a battle we have been closely following for weeks is approaching a critical point. protesters are defiant, camping out for another night in the capital of kiev and in what may be the first step towards progress in this battle, a meeting between opposition leaders and president viktor yanukovych. our reporter jennifer glasse is in kiev and joins us with more. what came out of the meeting between the opposition and president viktor yanukovych? >> well, when the meeting ended the three leaders of the opposition came to independence square, the heart of the protest since it started.
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one of those opposition leaders, wladimir klitschko, he got on the stage and said they may be disappointed. they were offered a deal, if they got protesters to leave an area a few hundred yards away, where there'd been clashes, he would release anyone that was detained and consider lesser sentences for those who have been arrested because of these protests. t the opposition brought to to the people. they rejected it and told them to stand their ground. they are singing the national anthem. it's 6 o'clock in the morning, bitter code. hundreds of people are here. at the other site, thousands of there, but very peaceful. the opposition says keep demonstrating, keep it peaceful. that is what is happening this night. >> there's a video that's gone viral in the ukraine, showing a
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protestor that stripped naked and paraded around by police. what has been the response to that? >> well, john, that has been all over the ukrainian media all day and night here. the ukrainians point to that and say it's one example of the kind of brutality, the abuses that the ukrainians suffer at the hands of the authorities. someone point out that it must be someone close to the police that leaked it to the media, because there was only policemen around the incident. maybe a ray of hope that someone feels guilty. dozens of protesters have been rounded up and protesters for the last month or so have been harassed by authority, and people point to that video to show an example of how brutal the police can be. >> what if anything is expected at a meeting scheduled for
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parliament next week? >> you know, the ukrainians hear that i spoke to in the square are cynical about that. president viktor yanukovych called the emergency meeting for parliament on tuesday. if he wanted to do so, he would have called something immediately. parliament has waited in his favour. his party aligned to the communist party here, has pushed everything through parliament, including last week, draconian laws, restricting freedom of assembly and speech. those laws made the demonstrations become violent on sunday as ukrainians are concerned that their country might become a dictatorship. >> powerful images and sounds coming from kiev. jennifer glasse, thank you very much. >> in canada the search for survivors following a disastrous fire that broke out at a home for senior citizens 140 miles north of quebec city. five are dead, 30 missing, many
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confined to wheelchairs. the building is made of wood, partially fitted with a sprinkler system. daniel lak has that story. >> a night from hell. that's how the local fire chief described what happened in his home town in quebec. firefighters were called to a senior citizens' home. within minutes the front section of the building was engulfed in flames. there were screams for help. neighbours responded, some using ladders in a failed bid to rescue people from a second floor balcony. the fire too ferocious, the heat too intense. >> in the minutes following this incident volunteer firefighters were carrying elderly people, putting them in a safe place. arctic temperatures hindered the efforts. it wasn't until daybreak that the fire was brought under
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control. the facility specialised inened-of-life care. many suffered on acute physical and mental disabilities, many relying on wheelchairs to get around. it will be days before the fate of all those living there would be known. the hardest hit section was built before 15 years ago before springer systems were required. this is a tight community and it's likely that the people in town new the victims well, parents, family, friends. it's a tragedy that will mark the town for generations to come. >> in indiana three people died in a pile-up on a major interstate. you see the images of i-94. it 10 semitrailer trucks were involved in a chain reaction accident. 20 were injured. there was heavy snow. bitterly cold weather, keep a
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grip on a large part of the united states. meteorologist kevin corriveau is here to tell us more about that. >> not only in the united states, but canada. the story you were talking about, the temperatures during the time of the fire was minus 10 to 15 degrees, and with the accident, text doors about zero. you see the purple, temperatures in the teens or lower currently. i want to take you to texas, we are dealing with a problem. that is we are dealing with snow as well as ice, and this is going to go on for the rest of the evening. texas does not normally see this type of weather. there's the snow it the north. if you are travelling in texas, especially tomorrow, it will be a situation - you see the temperatures, dallas at 28, san antonio at 32. we expect to see the temperatures lower through the evening. towards the south-east, well, we are talking about the temperatures, lower than they
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were yesterday. we have heart-freeze warnings along the coast. last night we had five states under hard freeze warnings. tonight we have seven. this is dangerous. a lot of watermain breaks causing icy conditions across the region. we'll see temperatures dropping all the way down to the low teens. atlanta 12, birmingham 11. new orleans will see 30. it will be a cold morning for a lot of people. >> now to national security concerns and edward snowden. >> attorney-general eric holder says the u.s. is willing to talk when it comes to discussing criminal charges. the catch - edward snowden must take responsibility your for leaking top-secret information, in other words plead guilty. edward snowden defended his actions during a live internet chat. i spoke to our own john terrett about the story. >> edward snowden spoke to the world via the internet site of
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his defense team. there was a dozen questions asked. some questions and answers were better than others. we selected three for you, the question asks was: edward snowden replies: >> second question: the reply:
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finally the third question: >> edward snowden gave a longer answer but i've whittled it down to: >> i should say, it's edward snowden's lawyers that say threats have been made against him by intelligence agencies, al jazeera america has no independent information on that subject. how interesting that edward snowden should be elevated to the level of a national debate on the day he gives the internet chat from the privacy and oversight board and the attorney-general. >> edward snowden talked a few hours after a report was issued from an independent review board saying the n.s.a. data collection is illegal. the independent oversight board
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says the program needs to be shut down. the white house responded today. >> we simply disagree with the board's analysis on the legality of the program, consistent with the holdings of the courts, for the southern district of new york and the findings of 15 judges on 36 separate occasions over the past seven years. he believes that we can and should make changes in the program that should give the americans greater conference. >> a majority of members say it's impossible that the billions of records collected could be relevant to a single investigation. >> tonight in new york the largest commuter rail system in america was brought to a standstill, a signal problem stopped all metro north trains, creating crowds of stranded commuters at the iconic
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terminal. a short time ago officials announced that the power was being restored and trains moving. >> in west virginia, families were anxious about the drinking water following a toxic spill. al jazeera found out the results of our own test. jonathan martin is live in west virginia with more on that. what do we know? >> good evening. the results from the tests show that the chemical mchr is non-detectability. that's the news. that's the chemical that many have been concerned about. al jazeera america did conduct an independent test with an independent environmental testing firm to look at water samples, and tested the water here at the canal river, downstream from the spill, but also from a faucet at a pregnant woman's home. the c.b.c. issued a warning that
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out of an abundance of caution. they did say it was safe for everyone else. again, the c.b.c. standard or the level they say it's safe to drink with the chemical in is is one part per million. the test showed the levels are well beneath that, non-detectible. we shared the results with the community. they are glad to hear that, but they are not comfortable drinking the water. >> not exactly, because it smells. i haven't drank it, i bathed in it. i haven't drank it, washed dishes. i'm afraid to drink it. i still drink bottled water. >> i don't believe it. you can smell it in. water. you can - it smells like liquorice. >> that's what you hear from people over and over, that the water hill smells like
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liquorice. sweet candy, we smelt the water the other day and it has a sweet smell. a lot of people feel that even though the test results that we received and the state officials are presenting even though it shows the chemical is non-detectible. i don't feel comfortable drinking the water unless there's long term testing they are presented with. >> a while after the spill a second chemical was discovered. what do we know about that? >> p.p.h., that's the second chemical that stitt official only found out about. it was a big surprise for a lot of people. if there's good news, officials believe it's non-detectible because a small amount got into the water line. 7% of the storage tank was filled, compared to 85% of the
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crude. if the p.p.h. got into the water line, it was likely filtered out with the water treatment process. >> jonathan martin in charleston. coming up, the syrian peace talks and the story of a doctor treating the refugees fleeing the war. >> ryding high - extreme weather in hawaii as monster waves hit the shore. we talk to a surfer.
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>> it was a mob heist it famous for its offed afty, glamorized in a martin scorcese film. tracking them down was exclusive but that has changed. >> it was a key moment in martin scorcese's new york drug drama "goodfellas." >> funny how, i make you laugh. >> no one in law enforce. laughed in 1978 when crooks loaded a fan stolen from lufthansa airlines at kennedy airport. investigators found the van, but not the money or the robbers. >> nobody knows for sure how much was taken in the pre-dawn
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raid at the lufthansa terminal at kennedy airport. >> in fact, it was more than $4 million taken, $5 million in cash, a million worth of jewellery, according to charging documents. the largest cash robbery in u.s. history at that time. >> the five men were reigned this afternoon in federal court in brooklyn. the charges stemming from a continuing federal investigation of organised crime and the bonano family. they are vincent asaro, his son jerome asaro, jack bolventre, thomas difore, known as tommy d, and john ragano, nicknamed bazoo. of those vincent asaro is the only one directly linked to the airport theft. a lufthansa cargo agent was the only man ever charged until now. federal prosecutors are not saying why he think they can tie vincent asaro to the crime now. >> he goes all the way back.
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>> author and reporter thinks somebody with inside knowledge has been talking. >> it's a surprise that he's still alive. most of the people involved in the case either were killed, bumped off, knocked of off or died of death. he's one of the last survivors. longevity in the long run. >> vincent asaro entered a not guilty plea in federal court in brooklyn. he plans to fight the charges. the man believed to be the master find goodnight the robbery. james burke or jimmy the gent died years ago, serving a life sentence for an unrelated murder at the time. >> allen schauffler. thank you. hours from now, syria peace talks are set to begin in geneva. a u.n. mediator will open the tacks with representatives from the government and the opposition. that's according to two western officials. after the opening addresses both
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sides head to separate rooms, and the mediator will meet with each side until they agree to face each other. diplomats are hoping talks may lead to ceasefires or prisoner exchanges or stepped up humanitarian efforts. >> for tens of thousands the the negotiations are likely the furtherest things from their minds. they are desperate for the basics like medical care. nick schifrin reports. >> in this turkish border town there are 60,000 refugees. abdullah zogby is not one of them. this is their only clinic. he's their only internal medicine doctor. every day he sees 60 patients. >> the clinic is not enough, the drugs are not enough. we need another clinic like this, we need a hospital. >> this is the dentist clinic. >> you see electricity is a problem
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>> the clinic has six rooms. doctors use the camera's light to provide treatment. all the patients crossed the syrian border illegally. they are not ellageable. abdullah zogby does his best, but he has no instruments beyond the basics. >> are you frustrated you can't help more? >> i cannot help more, i am frustrated, disappointed. i feel for them. my abilities is less than my duty. >> the clinic is privately funded but they have a hard time finding drugs and are overwhelmed by patients. >> most have upper respiratory infectio infections, others psychological problem. >> most of the children have a problem because of health situations which they suffer. >> by day he saves the children of fellow refugees, by night, he
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tries to save his own. >> i cannot do anything. >> their 14-year-old son tried to kill himself. then nabil tried to kill his younger brother. >> his family feels the war traumatised him. >> how are your brothers doing? >> i think i scared him. >> how? >> he is changing a lot. he becomes very mean, and he - i think he is always sad, but he don't tell anyone. >> nabil understands everything we are saying and understands that he's sick. >> he's trying to be kind to me. and that will make be better. that's good. >> can you tell me what you saw in syria? >> a lot of things. a lot of bad things. >> both brothers want to follow in their father's footsteps but
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fear they are losing the opportunity. >> my dream is to be a doctor, and the simplest dream now can't be done >> what do you hope for your future. >> i hope to get out of here. >> and go where? >> anywhere. >> back to syria? >> no, i don't want to die. >> he hoped his family would thrive, but he doesn't know if they'll survive. he doesn't know if they'll survive either. >> help me. i'm trying to leave from here. give me away. i'll give you thanks for fumanity. >> to save his patients, he needs to stay. to save his family, he needs to leave. >> iran's president says he wants constructive engagement with the world. hassan rouhani discussed his
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nuclear program and economic and economy at the world economic forum. he said iran has no need for nuclear weapons. >> translation: i strongly and clearly declare that nuclear weapons has no place in our security strategy, and iran has no motivation to move in that direction. >> hassan rouhani tried to position himself as a leader when it came to stability, binyamin netanyahu said hassan rouhani is continuing with a somehow of deception. >> iran remains aggressive, that it supports terror, participates in the slaughter in syria, that it's pursuing the development of ballistic missiles and weapons. they get it right, we get it right. we all wish there was a change in iran. we don't see that. we have to look at their deeds, and not the soft words that they
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utter. >> binyamin netanyahu said iran is a concern for all countries across the middle east, not just israel. >> the new transitional president of the central african republic is officially in office in her inaugural stress. catherine samba-panza said her country faces enormous challenges in re-establishing security after months of fighting between christian and muslim militias. as she spoke violence and looting continued in the capital. barnaby phillips reports. >> smiles in bangui, there hasn't been many recently. everyone is looking for a sign from this country. it's all about this woman, catherine samba-panza, the new transitional president. she has the blessing of the french and several regional governments. if the ceremony is anything to go by, she's ready to take a firm grip on power. she'll need to be strong to convince muslim and christian
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militias to give up their guns. >> the fighters of the ex-sell ebba i insist that they should show patriotism and put down the arms. we will no longer tolerate the disorder in our country. >> the disorder shows no sign of ending. not far from where the president responsibli spoke, an orgy of looting. these are the people who drove the muslims away. the anti-balakas. they have special powers, they say, to protect them from bullets. >> the people here are not just looting, they are tearing buildings apart. it's as if they are trying to remove all tries of the muslim community that lived here, and ensure that the muslims never come back. >> they dismantle shacks, and
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ripped the metal roofing from a mosque. french soldiers watched this happen. it was left to rwandan peacekeepers to scare away the looters. >> every muslim we spoke to in of the last few days wants to leave for chad. they say we can't live under this violence, we have to choose between our country and our lives, and they are waiting, with thousands of people, waiting to go to chad and leave after having lived in the country for many generations. >> so catherine samba-panza has it all to do. she'll need some luck, plenty of courage and lots of help. she carries the hopes of a country whose fortunes could scarcely sink lower.
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barnaby phillips, al jazeera. >> coming up, nowhere to run. allegations guards sexually abused nearly 1,000 inmates at one prison. plus, cola warning - what you need to know before you take a sip.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler in new york. here are the top stories. the white house says it will consider sanctions against ukraine after a crackdown on anti-government protesters. demonstrations spread from the capital to four other cities. the ukraine's president met with opposition leaders today. >> the death toll for a quebec nursing home fire has risen to five, 30 people are missing, many confined to wheelchairs ,
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the building was not equipped with sprinkler systems. >> edward snowden had an intrt chat. he answered questions. attorney-general eric holder says the u.s. is willing to talk to edward snowden, but he must take responsibility for what he did. >> in alabama, charges of abuse at a state prison. women inmates in the tutwiler say they lived in fear for their safety at the hands of guards who forced them to engage in sex acts. that's the tip of the iceberg and the justice department is investigating what it calls a failure to protect the prisoners. the bammar department of corrections said in a statement: >> olivia osborne was incarcerated at tutwiler prison
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for several years, was sexually assaulted, had another prisoner in barack obama olivier and her lawyer victor join us now. welcome to both of you. >> thank you. >> glad to be here. >> olivia, what do you know about the allegations at tutwiler? what happened? >> i know that what these ladies are alleging is true. these officers see the women as their personal property that they can do anything they want to any time that they choose. it's not uncommon at all to see a guard stand in a shower while the women shower and carry on a conversation like they are having tea together. these guards wait until likes out and take select women into close et cetera and officer cubes and have them perform a wide variety of sexual acts for potato chips and hygiene
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products. >> go ahead, victor? >> this is a problem in several prisons in the state of alabama. the biggest issue or question is why the officers feel comfortable in doing this, why they feel they can do it and get away with it. it the real answer to the question because it's done so much. they've gotten away with it so much, the culture of corrections is to allow this type of thing to happen. when it happens, they cover it up. that's the problem in the state of alabama that happens to these women. it's a corrupt system. i understand that you made allegations that you were a victim of a sexual assault at another nearby prison. is there anything you can tell us about that, and what happened
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there. >> yes, there is. there is pending litigation. i'm not at liberty right now to make any comments as to that litigation. you would have to draw it to those questions to victor saying that i decided to speak out. i seen it happen, and it happened to me for a long time, and i decided that i never, ever, wanted to see it happen to another woman again, that has to go to prison. you know, i fully accepted that i was sentenced to prison for crimes that i committed. but i was not sentenced to be raped, brutalized tortured. i want to make sure it doesn't happen to anybody ever again >> talk about the culture that allows this to happen. >> well, what happened is the mentality - at least the alabama
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system, one of a master servant mentality. the male employees of the state seem to think that these women are their property. once you are a felon in the state of alabama, you don't have the right to vote or consent, you don't have any rights. so they feel they have ownership over the women that are incarcerated, and they feel like they have ownership over their bodies, minds and souls. it's a control thing. they feel like these women are their property to do with as they please. >> what do you think needs to happen, victor? >> several things needs to happen. better leadership. better policies. there shouldn't be so many men that are guarding these female inmates, that man - these should not be allowed to go into the showers and watch the women as
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they bathe or use a rest room. there needs to be more restrictions. there needs to be more supervision. we need to have more female officers in the prisons. the thing is that when these women go in these prisons, they don't have - they act like they don't have any rights. when you try to spoke out, you are retaliated against. they'll put you in segregation, they don't need to force you to get on birth control because they know this other officer is raping you. we have subpoenaed records now - not subpoenaed, requested records from the department of corrections when my client was in prison. they gave us all the medical records except for the ones that showed where she was raped, where she told the fish, "hey, this thing is happening itself, they need to stop.
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>> good to have you on the program. thank you for talking to us tonight. >> thank you. >> well, the price of housing in southern california hit a point that it's forcing thousands of people to do something extreme. they are moving to mexico and commuting to the united states. jennifer london reports. >> feed the dogs, pour the coffee, grab some breakfast. and before the sun is up, linda jewitt is out the door. like many professionals, linda has a substantial come ute to and from work. yet it requires more strategy, planning and patients than most to -- patience than most to underwhy. i joined linda on her drive. >> good morning. >> good morning. if it's a holiday i can be downtown san diego in 40 to 50 minutes. other days it's hours.
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>> it's not so much the normal rush hour traffic that slows her down. every day linda drives across this, the world's busiest land border. i live in tijuana and work in san diego. >> have a good one. >> so does mario lopez, an american citizen working in the mayor's office in san diego, and like linda, he lives south of the border. both say living in mexico and working in san diego is a life-style choice. a move to mexico can cut living expenses by 30-40%. thousands working north of the border choose to move south and commute. new residents say tijuana is safer than it used to be. >> police improved. security trends are positive. in fact, tijuana, as a large city, compares well to cities in the united states in terms of
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homicide rates. >> kenn morris is an expert on the u.s.-mexico border and says the trend is likely to continue, and it's a good thing. >> the businesses on both sides of the border benefits. >> cross-border commuters finding the american dream south of the border. >> tonight - new health concerns about soft drinks, consumer reports studied 12 brands of soda and found they contained an impurity found in carmel colouring. studies are inconclusive about whether they cause cancer. there's no reason to believe the colouring is unsafe. it is looking into the finding. joining us to talk about this is david newman, from the medical center in new york. good to have you on the program. >> thanks for having me. >> can you tell us how big a threat to health and safety this could be?
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>> it's a frustrating dispute and debate between authorities and consumer groups. it's a chemical where we don't have a lot of human data to tell us if this is a threat. what came up is animal data about mice and rats that suggested that in certain types of rats there may be an increase in some types of lung cancer with exposure to the chemical. >> this chemical could be found in coffee, beer, wine, soya sauce, crackers. worchester sauce. brown sodas, colas, a bunch of foods. would you recommend people swear off these things for now. >> well, swearing off them may be extreme. what i can say is the extrapolations from conservative estimates of what this might be sass far as a threat is that if you were exposed to this
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chemical at the soda level for one soda a day for a lifetime the california state board is saying, "we think that represents an extra one per 100,000 people cancers. maybe one more cancer per 100,000 if you had that exposure, the threat that is being posed. >> one cola a day, is that right. >> that's right. one cola a day. there's koalas where the levels are higher. in that case it would be less than that in terms of time and ex-persona exposur exposures. >> coffee is not clear. the coffee products are not tested. the consumer reports test is focussed on soleas and koalas. >> the fta says it studied for decades and believed to be safe. as unusual, we get conflicting information. we don't know for sure, and, you know, i guess is caution the best policy and not to overuse
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any of these products. >> that's what the consumer groups, watchdog groups would say there's a lot of chemicals that have not been shown or suggested to be carcinogens and maybe we should switch to those. on the other hand the beverage associations and the lobbying groups would say it's a big deal every time we see a study suggesting a cancer exposure to be switching all the chemicals over in a product that is consumed millions of times a day. if you are looking for perfect safety, there's no way to find it. >> don't eat or drink anything. >> something like that. we appreciate your advice. thank you. >> now to a striking disparity in the workplace, women make up half the labour force in america. when it comes to construction, their numbers plummet. melissa chan has that story. >> she is on her own, the only woman working as a welder at this construction site.
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shane lasaint-bell says she's one of the guys, it's a boys' club. if you can't beat them, join them. >> there's ways to survive in the construction field. you have to pick and choose your battles. you have to respect the man in this field. >> shayne chose construction because she loves to weld. she loves to work with her hands and wanted to be paid for doing what she enjoyed, even if it meant raised eyebrows and extra effort to obtain respect. >> for women it's an uphill battle. i'd like to say even though i entered the trade 35 years ago. it's all roses. it's still a tremendous opportunity. the city of san francisco is looking to take advantage of the build. it's an 18 week program in partnership with trade unions to introduce people to the
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industry. >> this semester's class of 43 has just three women organizers. citybuild says it's been difficult to join the program. sometimes they say the challenge is the woman herself, dealing with gender stereotypes. they say the work is too tough and too dangerous. there's also the fear of sexual harassment. the women in instruction say it's no better or worse. regardless it is a tough playing field in a mail dominated industry. construction, after all, is manual labour, requiring strength and stamina. can women keep up. there is one answer. we are told that this woman holds her own, outpacing the men in the hour of physical education. >> this is something you want to do. you should go for it and do it.
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don't let anyone bring you down. mary says she has no problem being the shorter of the class and no concern about her abilities. >> keep chilled. >> that seems to drive these women on the forefront. recognising that they may bring something special and different to traditional fields. >> to be the only woman, let alone the only minority woman, i love a challenge. >> their message to women who never considered construction - we can do it. >> the n.f.l. team, the open raiders is being sued by its own cheer leaders. current and former raider et cetera are taking the team to court on claims of wage theft, unfair employment practices. according to the lawsuit they are paid $1250 per season, which they say amounts to less than $5
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per hour of work. the team had no comment on the lawsuit. >> college basketball in full swing and the kentucky wildcats are ranked in the top 20. ross shimabuku is here with more on their fearless leader. >> that's right. john calipari, one of the highest paid coaches, making $5.5 million, let's face it, he's a winner. he's a polarizing coaches. he's been a lightening rod for criticism wherever he coaches. everyone has an opinion about him. we sent our michael eaves back to campus to find out if perception is reality when it comes to coach cal. >> at a school where coaches surpass legend status and become icons kentucky head coach john calipari is as revered in the blue grass as any before him. in the four plus season the wildcats won more than 80% of their games, making two trips to the final four.
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including the 2012 national championship. john calipari represents everything that is wrong with college basketball. armed with fine tailored suits and gift of gab. he's portrayed as a coach that exploits the talent of young men without regard to the future or school. basketball hall of faumer bobby knight once said of john calipari: >> knight was referring to the ncas university of massachusetts and university of the memphis being stripped of their final four points. john calipari was exonerated. a yahoo sports writer said:
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>> so who is john calipari really? it's a question john calipari himself is simply tired of debating. >> whatever their opinion of me, i agree. >> you agree. >> i agree. it makes no bearing on me. the reason is my focus is on these kids. if i worry about what is being said in the seats, i would be up there with the people. i don't worry about that. if they want to say i'm this and this, okay, i agree. can we get on to important things. if you are a coach that everyone likes, you are probably not really having the impact you want to have not only on the kids, on the program, on the college game. >> critics and supporters agree on one thing. john calipari has mastered the recruitment of the one and done player. over the last four n.b.a. drafts, john calipari has stephen seven players selected in the top 10. all of them have been fresh men. >> it's crazier than ever. "i have to leave in six months", we don't recruit on that.
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people think we do, we don't. i say you have to stay at least two years. if something happens after one, i'm not going to hold you back. it's about you and your family. don't come in here thinking that way. it's about us developing young people to reach their dreams and challenge them to understand that money has wings and fame is fleeting. what do you want to do. what impact do you want to have. what is your purpose going to be, not just to play basketball. what do you want your legacy to be. >> that this guy was about his players. everywhere he went, his team's played hard, cared about one another, loved each other, had fun playing. kids became educated, grew as a person, and many, many of them went on to become professional players and million airs. what does that mean. it means a lot of families who
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were in generational poverty, that ended. how about families of the 80 or 90 kids who had college degrees whilst playing for me. i'm guessing 75% were the first college graduate like people. that ends. i love winning games. when it's all said and done and i'm laying there, do you thick i'll put the wins on my tombsto tombstone. they ain't going to be on there. >> he's the players coach. coach cal has 526 victories. an interesting perspective and insight and how perception sometimes is reality. >> thank you very much. >> still ahead - freeze frame - the picture of the day and hang 10 - hold on, the monster waves in hawaii. it's our first person report.
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is it >> we are looking at messy conditions across texas. over the last 12 hours there's snow, ice and rain, which is causing dangerous driving situations, especially for texas which is really not accustomed to this time of weather. especially here with the icing. overnight conditions will stay low in terms of temperature. it is going to be a problem. if you are driving, take care in that area. as you go towards friday morning, houston going down to a low of about 30 degrees. these are the lows. you can see how cold most of the united states will be. ataturk airport georgia, a 12 degrees low. friday morning is probably going be some of the lowest temperatures that we see, and going into next week things will come up slowly. as we go towards saturday. we are getting a little bit warmer. look down here to miami. 51 degrees is going to be a low.
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orlando 40 degrees. snow on friday, across the great lakes. this will be somewhere between 2-4 inches. that snow will be moving to the east. that's a look at your national weather. we'll update you on this. your news is up next.
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>> monster waves in hawaii are some of the biggest in decades. the beaches are closed, they are too dangerous. we speak it a surfer ready to take on the waves. >> i'm will and i'm in hawaii. i've been coming out here for a decade. it's one of the biggest swells. it came with a lot of wind and weather, so it was difficult conditions. you had to be in the right place at the right time. looks beautiful out here, but the ocean is another beast, and it's really wild ocean out there right now.
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>> the boouies from 30 feet. some of the biggest. picture a bunch of four storey buildings stacked up heading towards land. that's what we are looking at. >> there are people now in the water that are qualified to surf and stay safe in the ocean. if you are a tourist or someone that is down here and just hanging out, and having a great vacation, don't go in the water today. it's definitely one of those days that will take your life if you are in over your feet. for the experience surfers out there, this is what we wait for and look forward to they say moments of opportunity. when the swells come off japan, they get really big. imagine a pond, and imagine you take a small rock and you throw it in the pond. it mikes a little ripple come off the rock. imagine you take a bolder the
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size of two hands and throw it in the pond and it sends off the bigger ripples, that's what we are looking at today. there has been days that were bigger than this, but because of the wind factor and not the swell factor. as far as the swell, the swell is here, as big as it gets, but the wind has played a toll on making the waves rideable. the ocean will give us life but also take it from us. if you are inexperienced or walk to the ocean today, the odds of you coming out are not good. if you are in the area, it's great to look at. waves are beautiful. there's amazing rides. watch and take in the spectacle. >> from monster waves to a monster snow mobile jump. our freeze frame tonight. the headlines are next.
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>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler in new york, and here are the top stories. >> the white house says it will consider sanctions against ukraine after a crackdown on anti-government protesters.
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demonstrations have spread from the capital to four other cities. ukraine's president met with opposition leaders earlier today. >> in quebec rescuers are ascertaining through the wreckage of a nursing home fire. five died, 30 are missing, most confined to wheelchairs. >> a pile-up on i-94 in indiana leaving three dead 20 injured. white out conditions caused a crash involving 15 semis and a dozen other vehicles. national security big topic. earlier edward snowden answered questions during a life internet cat. the former n.s.a. contractor defended his action of leaking top secret information. attorney-general eric holder says the u.s. is willing to talk to edward snowden if he takes responsibility for his actions. one of biggest robberies, $5
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million in jew else and cash. fbi arrested alleged boss vincent asaro in connection with the heist. those are the headlines. "america tonight" is up next. you can get the latest on aljazeera.com. we'll see you back here tomorrow night. on "america tonight," the unintended consequences of living life large and online. jesse, curtis, and how a rosy romance can end tangled in a war of binds. lessons of digital love and romantic repercussions. also can it add up to success? our in-depth look focuses on algebra, and how it c

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